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Flight test method development for a quarter-scale aircraft with minimum instrumentation


Published 1989
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Thesis advisor: Howard, Richard

Thesis (M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering) :

Includes bibliographic references

A flight test method was developed for a quarter-scale model aircraft with minimum onboard instrumentation for the determination of the Drag Polar, the Thrust Required curve and the Power Required curve. The test included a wind tunnel test for propeller efficiencies and thrust coefficients, a torque test for engine shaft horsepower, and a flight test for flight speeds at measured operating conditions. The only additional onboard instrumentation besides that for radio control was a small cassette recorder. Two methods are described for data manipulation and an error analysis is provided for each method. Keywords: Radio controlled aircraft; Instrumentation; Drag polar; Thrust required; Power required; Flight test; Wind tunnel; Torque stand; Theses


Publisher Monterey, California: U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Pages 94
Language en_US
Call number ocm82216684
Digitizing sponsor Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library
Book contributor Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library
Collection navalpostgraduateschoollibrary; fedlink; americana
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